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The 400 Richest People

October 13, 1987|Associated Press

NEW YORK — Here is the Forbes magazine 1987 list of the 400 richest Americans in descending order of wealth, showing estimated fortune in millions, residence, source of wealth, age and industry.

The industry codes are: MF, manufacturing; R, retail; M, media; T, high technology; AG, agriculture; OG, oil and gas; F, financial operations; RE, real estate; EC, engineering and construction; S, services.

1--Walton, Sam Moore, $8,500, Bentonville, Ark., Wal-Mart Stores, 69, R

2--Kluge, John Werner, 3,000, Charlottesville, Va., Metromedia, 73, M

3--Perot, Henry Ross, 2,900, Dallas, electronic data management, 57, T

4--Packard, David, 2,870, Los Altos Hills, Calif., Hewlett-Packard, 75, T

5--Newhouse, Samuel Irving Jr., 2,350, New York, publishing, 59, M

6--Newhouse, Donald Edward, 2,350, New York, publishing, 58, M

7--Crown, Lester, 2,100, Chicago, Inheritance, industrialist, 62, MF

8--Murdoch, Keith Rupert, 2,100, New York, publishing, 56, M

9--Buffett, Warren Edward, 2,100, Omaha, Stock market, 57, F

10--Wexner, Leslie Herbert, 2,100, Columbus, Ohio, the Limited Inc., 50, R

11--Pritzker, Robert Alan, 1,900, Chicago, financier, 61, F

12--Pritzker, Jay Arthur, 1,900, Chicago, financier, 65, F

13--Bronfman, Edgar Miles, 1,800, New York, Seagram Co., 58, MF

14--Chambers, Anne Cox, 1,800, Atlanta, inheritance (Cox Enterprises), 67, M

15--Anthony, Barbara Cox, 1,800, Honolulu, inheritance (Cox Enterprises), 64, M

16--Arison, Ted, 1,800, Miami Beach, cruise ships, banking, 63, S

17--Taubman, Adolph Alfred, 1,500, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., real estate, art, 62, RE

18--Hillman, Henry Lea, 1,500, Pittsburgh, industrialist, 68, F

19--Davis, Marvin Harold, 1,450, Denver, oil, entertainment, real estate, 62, OG

20--Hewlett, William Redington, 1,450, Portola Valley, Calif., Hewlett-Packard, 74, T

21--Helmsley, Harry Brakmann, 1,400, New York, real estate, 78, RE

22--Anschutz, Philip Frederick, 1,350, Denver, oil, investments, 47, OG

23--Busch, August Anheuser Jr., 1,300, St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch, 88, MF

24--Dorrance, John Thompson Jr., 1,300, Gladwyne, Pa., inheritance (Campbell Soup), 68, MF

25--Petrie, Milton Jack, 1,300, New York, Petrie Stores, 85, R

26--Kauffman, Ewing Marion, 1,300, Mission Hills, Kan., Marion Laboratories, 71, MF

27--Hunt, Ray Lee, 1,300, Dallas, inheritance, oil, real estate, 44, OG

28--DeBartolo, Edward John, 1,250, Youngstown, Ohio, shopping centers, 69, RE

29--Gates, William Henry III, 1,250, Seattle, Microsoft, 31, T

30--Bren, Donald Leroy, 1,250, Newport Beach, real estate, 55, RE

31--LeFrak, Samuel Jayson, 1,200, New York, real estate, 69, RE

32--Bass, Robert Muse, 1,200, Fort Worth, oil, investments, 39, F

33--Gaylord, Edward Lewis, 1,150, Oklahoma City, broadcasting, publishing, 68, M

34--Mars, Forrest Edward Sr., 1,150, Las Vegas, candy, 83, MF

35--Mars, Forrest Edward Jr., 1,150, McLean, Va., candy, 56, MF

36--Mars, John Franklyn, 1,150, Arlington, Va., candy, 53, MF

37--Vogel, Jacqueline Mars, 1,150, Bedminster, N.J., candy, 48, MF

38--Simmons, Harold Clark, 1,150, Dallas, investments, 56, F

39--Goldman, Sol, 1,100, New York, real estate, 70, RE

40--Hill, Margaret Hunt, 1,100, Dallas, inheritance (oil), 72, OG

41--Bass, Sid Richardson, 1,100, Fort Worth, oil, investments, 44, F

42--Bass, Lee Marshall, 1,100, Fort Worth, oil, investments, 31, F

43--Tisch, Preston Robert, 1,000, New York, Loews Corp., 61, F

44--Tisch, Laurence Allan, 1,000, New York, Loews Corp., 64, F

45--Rockefeller, David, 1,000, New York, inheritance, banking, real estate, 72, F

46--Stern, Leonard Norman, 1,000, New York, pet supplies, real estate, 49, MF

47--Lindner, Carl Henry II, 1,000, Cincinnati, insurance, banking, 68, F

48--Milliken, Roger, 1,000, Spartanburg, S.C., textiles, 71, MF

49--Kroc, Joan Beverly, 1,000, La Jolla, inheritance (McDonalds), 59, R

50--Ziff, William Bernard Jr., 975, Manalapan, Fla., publishing, 57, M

51--Kerkorian, Kirk, 950, Los Angeles, investments, 70, F

52--Rockefeller, Laurance Spelman, 900, New York, inheritance, investments, 77, F

53--Ford, William Clay, 900, Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., inheritance (Ford Motor Co.), 62, MF

54--Ford, Josephine Clay, 475, Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., inheritance (Ford Motor Co.), 64,MF

55--Hunt, Caroline Rose, 900, Dallas, inheritance, oil, real estate, 64, OG

56--Cooke, Jack Kent, 900, Middleburg, Va., real estate, investments, 74, RE

57--Cook, Jane Bancroft, 900, Cohasset, Mass., inheritance (Dow Jones), 75, M

58--Duke, Doris, 875, Somerville, N.J., inheritance, 74, MF

59--Graham, Katharine, 850, Washington, D.C., Washington Post Co., 70, M

60--Mellon, Paul, 850, Upperville, Va., inheritance, 80, F

61--Koch, David Hamilton, 850, New York, inheritance, oil services, 47, OG

62--Koch, Charles de Ganahl, 850, Wichita, Kan., inheritance, oil services, 51, OG

63--Trump, Donald John, 850, New York, real estate, 41, RE

64--Rollins, Orville Wayne, 815, Atlanta, entrepreneur, 75, M

65--Hobby, Oveta Culp, 800, Houston, media, 82, M

66--Murdock, David Howard, 800, Bel Air, real estate, investments, 64, F

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